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Spice Cookies With Candied Ginger

Author/Submitted by: (lauren h halverson)
Servings: 0
Categories: Cookies / Desserts

1 3/4  cups  plus 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
1  teaspoon  baking soda
1/4  teaspoon  salt
3/4  cup  (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temp.
1/2  cup  plus 2 teaspoons sugar
3  teaspoons  finely chopped crystallized ginger (about
1  large  egg white
2  teaspoons  dark corn syrup
1 1/4  teaspoons  ground cinnamon
1  teaspoon  ground ginger
1  teaspoon  ground cloves
    powdered sugar

Position rack in center if oven and preheat to 350 degrees. Grease heavy large cookie sheets. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in medium bowl. Beat butter, 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp. sugar and crystallized ginger in another bowl until fluffy. At low speed, beat in egg white, corn syrup, cinnamon, ground ginger, and cloves. Add dry ingredients and beat just until moist clumps form. Press mixture together to form smooth dough.Form level tbsp. of dough into 1 inch balls. Roll in sugar and place on prepared cookie sheet, 2 inches apart. Dip bottom of glass into sugar. Press cookies to 2 1/2 inch rounds with glass, dipping glass into sugar before each pressing. Bake until cookies are light brown, about 13 minutes. Let cookies stand on baking sheet 5 minutes. Transfer to rack and cool completely. sift powdered sugar over half of each cookie. (Can be prepared ahead. Wrap airtight and let stand at room temp 1 week or freeze 1 month.)

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